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Mrs. Lanstra from Wyandotte MI is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Aspiring Young Authors in Need of the Write Stuff

My students need writing kits, story tiles, instant learning centers, grammar games and other hands-on materials to become better writers.

  • $526 goal

This project expired on August 1, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A story is easy to tell with words but often our pencil can't seem to tell the same thing. Young writers have so much they want to say and need tools to help them learn to get their thoughts from their head to their paper.

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.

~ William Wordsworth When I read this quote I instantly thought of my young second grade writers who truly have hearts that brim with stories to tell. The economy in our area has taken a tremendous hit as it has in many places. Despite facing extreme financial troubles at home my students come to school eager to learn each and every day. Unfortunately the high poverty in our area means that many of my students come from homes that are not rich with literacy materials. This certainly is not due to a lack of interest or desire on the part of their families. It is simply the choice they must make as they provide the best that they can for their families basic needs, food and shelter.

My Project

My students are writers. Each day they spend a significant amount of time writing in our classroom. My students have really taken ownership of their learning during our literacy block and need more tools to help them. The materials I have chosen, such as Build-A-Paragraph flip books and Build-A-Story flip books will allow them to continue to progress at their own levels, enhance their love to write and help them to be more proficient at it. These materials not only help them build their foundation of writing properly, they also tap into the stories that are in their hearts and imaginations. Please help me to provide my students with these engaging materials so that I can continue to support their love for writing.

All of the materials that I have chosen for this project are non-consumable.

Not only will they help this group of second grade students but many others for years to come. Writing is still one of the most critical forms of communication we have. Please help me to help my students become proficient, inspired writers.

Mrs. Lanstra
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG139 - Build-A-Paragraph Flip Book • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 1 $12.95
AA997 - Build-A-Story Flip Book • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 1 $12.95
TT580 - Sentence Building Games Library • Lakeshore Learning $95.00 1 $95.00
DD237 - Sentence Building Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
LL597 - Writing Super Sentences Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
JJ698 - Write & Publish Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
DD238 - Capitalization and Punctuation Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
FF236 - Sequence & Write Story Tiles • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
AA469 - Ready to Write! Prompt Box - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
HH139 - 10-Minute Mini Lessons for Writing • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
JJ219 - Daily Writing Prompt Flip Chart • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
FF521 - Writing Activity Pockets - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95

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